Kathleen Parker plays dumb about the NYPost monkey cartoon

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In her latest column she suggests debates about cartoons are "tedious," and acknowledges that yes, the Post's monkey cartoon was poorly done. But it wasn't really worth all the fuss. She writes:

Cartoonists make artistic and editorial judgments every day, though some cartoonists have better judgment than others. Even so, outrage is out of proportion to the offense, and demands for retributive justice are more dangerous than a lousy cartoon...The freedom to offend is the very same freedom that allows them to protest when their feelings are hurt.

What salient fact did Parker leave out? Oh yeah, the Post's owner, Rupert Murdoch apologized in print for the cartoon and suggested it never should have been published.

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